Mark Wolverton

Philadelphia, PA USA

Professional Experience

I'm an experienced, energetic freelancer specializing in science, technology, and all the historical and policy issues they encompass. Clients include national magazines, research labs and academic institutions, and public organizations. I have a particular gift for narrative: finding the story that pulls together the facts and makes them interesting and accessible for the intended audience, whether the general public or technically-oriented specialists.


Book Author
5 Years
10 Years
20 Years


Arts & Humanities
20 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Academia Other
10 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

American Heritage of Invention & Technology (3-5), Air & Space Smithsonian (3-5), Scientific American (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Argonne National Laboratory (3-5), University of Pennsylvania Arts and Sciences (1-2), American Association for Cancer Research (1-2)

Foreign Language Skills

Some German

Computer Skills

Word, other word processing apps; audio editing software; HTML and web programming


Computer, tape recorder

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. passport


National Association of Science Writers, American Association for the Advancement of Science



News article about a new technology for the detection of smuggled nuclear weapons.
More samples available at my website.
Feature article about the Johnsville Centrifuge, a crucial part of astronaut training.
Sample of an abstract of a published scientific paper based on work at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory.
Feature article on the history and accomplishments of NASA's Deep Space Network.
Feature article detailing how developments in spy satellite technology have been adapted to fight breast cancer.